Top 40 Deadliest Catastrophes in History

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13. Banqiao Dam failure

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In August 1975, as a result of the cyclone collision, Typhoon Nina brought heavy rains – 7.46 inches per hour and 41.7 inches daily. Due to an extensive clogging, the dam could no longer perform its role. In just a few days after it erupted, around 16,000 billion tons of water swept over the countryside and killed more than 231,000 people.

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